Average Bench: 85% (342nd of 1011)

Based on 147 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM87

Very good average bench

The Samsung SM87 512GB averaged just 14.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM87 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 123MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 31.9MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM87 512GB is 64.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM87 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 176MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 286MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 147 samples)
Min Avg Max
419 Read 484 522
65.5 Write 286 485
113 Mixed 333 505
39.7 SusWrite 176 431
71.2% 320 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.4 4K Read 31.9 43.2
30.2 4K Write 71.4 120
13.8 4K Mixed 34.3 53.5
130% 45.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.6 DQ Read 237 375
51.5 DQ Write 178 312
16.6 DQ Mixed 123 327
115% 180 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 345 356 297 293 272 273 MB/s
Read 450
Write 373
Mixed 334
SusWrite 306
82% 366 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 53.2
193% 70.7 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 251
DQ Mixed 48.8
107% 222 MB/s
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 130 135 128 127 128 MB/s
Read 438
Write 215
Mixed 279
SusWrite 133
59% 266 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 51.6
184% 66.3 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 280
212% 288 MB/s
319GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 337 321 288 352 337 330 MB/s
Read 436
Write 371
Mixed 328
SusWrite 327
82% 366 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 33.5
153% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 330
230% 284 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 118 119 117 106 90 MB/s
Read 423
Write 223
Mixed 288
SusWrite 106
58% 260 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 90.6
4K Mixed 38.6
147% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 277
209% 285 MB/s
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 129 130 126 130 130 MB/s
Read 440
Write 178
Mixed 229
SusWrite 132
54% 245 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 58.7
4K Mixed 37.4
128% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 39.2
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 255
157% 166 MB/s
221GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 40 40 35 33 29 MB/s
Read 444
Write 85.8
Mixed 114
SusWrite 39.6
37% 171 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 69.8
4K Mixed 32
113% 41.7 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 70.9
DQ Mixed 154
126% 188 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,850,011 SSDs tested.

Typical SM87 512GB Builds (Compare 3,749 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Dell Precision Tower 5810

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 10% - Terrible Total price: $440

Popular SM87 512GB compatible motherboards:

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